Vitamin B complex

Vitamin B complex

Vitamin B complex tablets are used to treat Vitamin B deficiency. It contains a composition of different kinds of Vitamin B, including B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide), and B5 (Calcium Pantothenate), B6 (Pyridoxine), and B12 (Cyanocobalamin).

Vitamin B (complex) plays an important role in maintaining the health of our bodies, but since it is a water-soluble vitamin, it can exit the body through urine. Excessive loss of Vitamin B can lead to its deficiency, especially if the diet of the person lacks Vitamin B-rich foods, for which Vitamin B complex can be prescribed.

What are the uses of Vitamin B complex?

It is mainly used to treat Vitamin B deficiency. In addition to this, Vitamin B complex uses are the following:
  • Improves metabolism

  • Strengthens immune system

  • Improves hair & skin 

  • Improves nervous system functioning

  • Promotes liver health

  • Maintains bone health (used in arthritis treatment)

  • Prevents anaemia by increasing red blood cell production 

  • Prevents dementia

  • Prevents unintended weight loss caused by vitamin b deficiency

  • Improves kidney function

  • Prevents fatigue, tiredness & depression 

How and when to take Vitamin B complex?

  • B complex is available mostly in the form of oral tablets. Vitamin supplements should only be taken after consulting with a physician, and their recommended dosage should not be exceeded. Oral tablets of B complex can be taken after meals.

  • In certain cases, doctors may also prescribe B complex injections, which must only be taken as per the doctor’s directives. Injections must only be administered by a healthcare professional.

  • Do not take antacids at least 2 hours before administering the injection, as it may interfere with medicine absorption in the body.

What are the side effects of Vitamin B complex?

Multivitamins like Vitamin B complex are generally safe to take in the recommended dosage. However, Vitamin B complex side effects may occur due to an increase in dosage. These may include:

  • Excessive Urination

  • Diarrhoea

  • Nerve Damage which may lead to loss of control of body movements

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Allergic Reactions like rash, hives, swelling, blisters, peeling of the skin etc.

  • Fever

  • Stomach

  • Constipation

What precautions should be taken while using Vitamin B complex?

Vitamin supplements are generally safe to take, but you should inform your doctor if

  1. You have a pre-existing medical condition with ongoing treatment.

  2. You are already taking some sort of dietary supplement.

  3. In the event of any allergies.

  4. If you have any medical procedures or surgeries upcoming, sometimes patients may be asked to discontinue the use of Vitamin B complex 2-3 weeks before any surgery.

Vitamin B complex is a composition of several kinds of Vitamin B. So, check the ingredients to see if you are allergic to any of them. Also, you must treat Vitamin B complex as an added dietary supplement, and it in no way compensates for a healthy, well-balanced diet. You must still eat a healthy, well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet.

What should I do if I missed the Vitamin B complex dose?

If you miss a dose, you may take it when you remember it. Never try to make up for the missed dose by doubling the dosage.

What if I overdose Vitamin B complex?

Always be careful regarding the prescribed dosage. Never take more than what has been prescribed by the doctor. In the event of an overdose, rush to the nearest hospital for medical help. Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, trouble breathing, memory loss, diarrhoea, etc.

What are the storage conditions of Vitamin B complex?

All medications must be stored out of the reach of children. Vitamin B complex can be stored safely at room temperature. It must be kept away from sunlight or places of moisture, like the bathroom.

Can I take Vitamin B complex with other medications?

Vitamin B complex should not be taken with the following drugs:

  • Anisindione

  • Bortezomib

  • Capecitabine

  • Ceftibuten

  • Cephalexin

  • Cephradine

  • Cholestyramine

  • Colesevelam

  • Colestipol

  • Dicumarol

  • Fluorouracil

  • Maralixibat

  • Odevixibat

  • Orlistat

  • Pafolacianine

  • Sevelamer

  • Warfarin

If you are taking any other medications, please consult your doctor before taking Vitamin B complex.

How quickly will Vitamin B complex show results? 

B complex Injection may take up to 3–4 weeks to show results. Tablets may take even longer to show visible results.

Speak to your doctor about supplements

If you have been diagnosed with Vitamin B deficiency, regular use of Vitamin B complex may help. However, if you get enough vitamin B from your diet, you may not get many benefits from the supplement. Hence, it is vital that you discuss your condition with a doctor before starting any supplement.




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